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Parting Shot: The CBLDF Auctions 8-Foot Drawing by Molly Crabapple

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Molly Crabapple auctions off the eight-foot wall of art she created live at the Stumptown Comics Festival on behalf of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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Why Comics Get Confiscated at the Canadian Border (And How to Protect Yours)

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As reported last week, comics owned by cartoonist Tom Neely and Sparkplug publisher Dylan Williams were confiscated by authorities at the Canadian border as potentially obscene material while they traveled together to the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF). We spoke with Neely and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and combed through Canadian customs documentation to get the details on how this happe

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Indie Comics Seized by Customs Agents at U.S.-Canada Border

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Agents of the Canadian Border Services confiscated last weekend a number of independently produced comic books en route to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Copies of the graphic novella Young Lions by Blaise Larmee and an anthology called Black Eye 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension were seized from artist Tom Neely and small press publisher Dylan Williams at the border in Buffalo, New York, and if Canada's Prohibited Importations Unit deems the material obscene, the comics will be destroyed.Published by Rotland Press as part of a crowd-sourced Kickstarer fundraising project, Black Eye is an

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Link Ink: A Director for the ‘Robocop’ Reboot?, Adam Warrock’s Awesome ‘Oni Press Mixtape’ and Dylan Dog’s Release Date

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YourMoveCreeps: The upcoming Robocop reboot miiiiight have a director in Jose Padilha.

Digital: Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee's illustrated poem 100 Words is now available for the first time digitally via comiXology's DC app for $0.99.

Lists: Topless Robot confirms the existence of a Sup

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Link Ink: The CBLDF Recruits, Guy Davis Does Shoes and The Power Rangers Samuraize

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Industry: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has announced its new 2011 Membership Premium Program, which includes tiered premiums for joining.

Interviews: Gareb Shamus talks to ICv2 about the end of the Wizard and ToyFare magazines and the company's plans for the future.

Manga: Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga continues to sell like

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The CBLDF Auctions Periscope Studios’ Take on Margaret Atwood’s Twitter Superheroes

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Year of the Flood author Margaret Atwood surprised us all a few months back when she illustrated charming superheroic versions of two of her Twitter following fans, @kidney_boy and friend @DrSnit. Atwood'

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Link Ink: Jon Favreau Off ‘Iron Man 3,’ Man Tips and Little Nemo in Christmasland

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Movies: Having directed the hugely successful Iron Man and Iron Man 2, it looks like for whatever reason Jon Favreau won't be coming back for a third helping of Tony Stark action. Barring the possibility that this

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Link Ink: CBLDF Auctions, Polybaggage and Policing Bad Guy Earth

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Fundraising: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is currently raising funds by auctioning signed prints and original art by artists including Paul Pope, Dave Sim, Yoshitaka Amano, Matt Wagner, Eric Canete, Tony Harris, Mike Allred, Eric Powell, Cliff Chiang, Jim Silke, Jock, Lee Bermejo, Arthur Adams and more on eBay through the month of December.

Polybags: Is Marvel's polybagged Fantastic Four #587 (which will have no overprint or appear on news stands) a fun idea to quell spoilers for a major story? Or does it conjure up horrible '90s

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The Monsters Project: The Complete Monstrous Art Collection

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The Monsters Project is coming to a close, and you can check out the final auctions on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund eBay page, with the proceeds all going to support the CBLDF and its mission to defend first amendment rights in comics. Many, many thanks to all the artists who participated; it was a lot of fun, and we have a

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MONSTERS Project: Chris Samnee’s Dracula Sparkles For No One

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The horror of vampires has been diluted somewhat in recent years by their portrayal as pasty-faced heartthrobs and teenage mallrats with unfortunate yellow trenchcoats, but in the latest piece donated to our Comic Book Legal Defense Fun

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